Activities and Leisure
ACTIVITIES AND LEISURE
Recommendations of what to do during your stay in Northumberland
A vast playground for a whole host of holiday activities, Northumberland really does have something for everyone. Stablewood Coastal Cottages are situated in prime locations to be able to take advantage of what this beautiful region has to offer.
Looking to recharge your batteries with a relaxing spa weekend? No problem. Searching for a luxury retreat to return to after a voyage of discovery? We’ve got you covered. Simply trying to get the whole family together to spend all-important quality time reconnecting? For families and kids, Northumberland’s ancient castles, secret gardens, sweeping views and unspoilt beaches provide plenty of things to do and opportunities for adventure.
Alnwick Ford Equestrian Centre
Alnwick Ford Equestrian Competition & Training Centre is a purpose-built equestrian facility based in the heart of Northumberland.
Situated in Longframlington, Alnwick Ford Equestrian Centre is affiliated to British Show Jumping (BS) and British Dressage (BD) and hosts some of the best equestrian events in the north of England, including British Eventing (BE) Arena Events and Training evenings.
Take a look at Alnwick Ford Equestrian’s upcoming events here:
Adventure Northumberland provide some of the most enjoyable outdoor activities in Northumberland and we are delighted to partner with them by offering our guests 10% discount off equipment hire.
Their popular activities including rock climbing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, coasteering and canoeing.
Activities led by Adventure Northumberland are surrounded by some of the most unspoilt coastal landscapes in the country. Furthermore, they are regarded as one of the best providers of outdoor activities for families, schools and groups.
We are therefore delighted to partner with Adventure Northumberland, by offering all guests 10% discount off equipment hire.
To claim your 10% discount, simply fill in the form below, using the promo code ‘stable2015’. Please note that any booking is subject to Adventure Northumberland terms and conditions.
Adventure Northumberland also provide courses for NNAS and British Canoeing. They are an approved activity provider for Duke of Edinburgh and approved members of the Mountain Training Association.
We highly recommend a trip to Barter Books during your stay in Northumberland. The bookshop is shrouded in history, giving you many reasons to spend your afternoons there.
Inside the bookshop there are three stunning 40-foot murals, a mini-cybercafé and free wi-fi. Here you can enjoy a good read in front of the open fires in winter, or indulge in good food, served in the Station Buffet.
For children, there is a dedicated room with enough toys to play with, giving parents the option to browse elsewhere in peace (provided one guardian is left to look after the children!)
For adults, Barter Books has lined a huge room with over forty glass cases that contain many of the more interesting antiquarian books.
Furthermore, Barter Books is set within a restored station amongst many original features such as the lovely old canopy that has been re-exposed and fireplaces which have been restored back to working order.
Out of hours (6pm – 10pm)